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COVID-19 Update: Guidance for telehealth/telephonic care for Behavioral Health services (Updated May 11, 2020) 2

For the latest COVID-19 information, please check Provider News often.
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Policy Updates May 18, 2020

Information from Anthem for Care Providers about COVID-19 3

COVID-19 Information - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines May 18, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 4

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. As previously communicated,  Anthem is hosting a webinar today to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT  

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Reimbursement Policies May 18, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 5

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Products & Programs May 18, 2020

Anthem to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19 1

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. This Thursday, April 30, 2020, Anthem is hosting a webinar to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT

REGISTER NOW to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19.

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
COVID-19 Information - Colorado Administrative May 18, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross to host webinar for network providers on SBA loans and other federal relief programs in response to COVID-19

We are committed to helping care providers learn how you can secure resources to support yourselves and your business during the COVID-19 crisis. As previously communicated,  Anthem is hosting a webinar today to share information and resources with its network providers regarding opportunities providers have to access loans through the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal programs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 on care providers that are also small employers.  

The federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act included an initial $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the SBA resumed accepting applications for PPP loans in response to an additional $320 billion added to the program in recent days. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore their payrolls to pre-COVID-19 levels.  

Register now to learn more about federal financial relief for providers in response to COVID-19 (space is limited). A webinar recording will be available on our Provider News page on Anthem.com.  

Webinar date and time
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT  

Select “Learn more” for details and to register now.
COVID-19 News from Anthem Blue Cross - April 30, 2020 (Colorado) Administrative Apr 30, 2020

Federal Resources Available for Care Providers and Employers in the Federal CARES Act

During the COVID-19 crisis, care providers are working to keep the country running while navigating the financial impact it is having on them. Anthem advocated for Congress to provide sufficient funding for hospitals to be able to address those in need of care and we strongly support federal and state efforts to address the financial needs of care providers. To help care providers navigate the resources available to them Anthem has compiled information on programs we have learned about that could provide additional financial relief during this crisis.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the third in a series of COVID-19 federal laws designed to assist in addressing COVID-19 and provide financial relief to lessen the impact. 

For more information, please check Provider News often.
COVID-19 News from Anthem - April 10, 2020 (Colorado) Administrative Apr 17, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information

N/A Medicare Apr 9, 2020

Test new excerpt functionality - UPDATED

This is an excerpt with a link in it.
N/A Administrative Mar 26, 2020

TESTING Updated COVID-19 Medicare Information

For the latest COVID-19 Medicare information, please check Important Medicare Advantage Updates .
N/A Medicare Mar 25, 2020

testing new attachment functionality

N/A Administrative Mar 20, 2020

Shine Light on Depression school-based suicide prevention initiative

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Behavioral Health Feb 1, 2020

Anthem to update formulary lists for commercial health plan pharmacy benefit

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Pharmacy Feb 1, 2020

Working with Anthem Webinars -- February 2020 schedule: Anthem.com Overview (legacy pages retiring March 31, 2020)

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2020

UPDATE: New AIM Rehabilitative Program effective April 1, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Anthem SOAP Notes/Health Assessments for 2019 calendar year are due February 15, 2020

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Administrative Feb 1, 2020

Pre-Service/Prior Authorization Clinical Review Update -- February 2020 (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2020

AIM Specialty Health Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines update -- Musculoskeletal Program: Joint Surgery and Spine Surgery (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2020

AIM Specialty Health Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines update -- Advanced Imaging: Vascular Imaging (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2020

Medical Policy and Clinical UM Guidelines notification letter (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Feb 1, 2020

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) claim requirements effective May 1, 2020 (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Reimbursement Policies Feb 1, 2020

Reimbursement Policy Update Modifier 62: Co-Surgeons

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medicare Feb 1, 2020

New CMS requirement: Hospitals must use Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Keep up with Medicare news

February 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates -- Colorado Medicare Feb 1, 2020

Receive and respond to post pay audit medical record requests via Availity beginning February 10, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

New Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Solution Effective for Select National ASO Accounts January 1, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Upcoming retirement planned for legacy Medical Attachment submission tool

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Let us help you accomplish your 2020 “To Do” list early – EDI Migration

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

New Year brings new ID cards for many Anthem members

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Drug fee schedule update

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Reminder: Medicare claims for secondary payer must be submitted after the 30-day Medicare remittance period

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Help protect your patients by providing medical ID protection -- best practices

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates – October 2019

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Medical drug benefit Clinical Criteria updates – November 2019

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

New Pathway PPO network to support new product offerings available January 1, 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Working with Anthem Webinars -- January 2020 schedule: Pathway PPO Overview

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Jan 1, 2020

Important Update: Milliman Care Guideline (MCG), 23rd Edition, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jan 1, 2020

Dispatch Health: An extension of your team - Innovative On-demand Healthcare at Home

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Jan 1, 2020

Outpatient facility edit implementation effective April 26, 2020 (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Reimbursement Policies Jan 1, 2020

2020 FEP® Benefit information available online

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Jan 1, 2020

Introducing two new Medicare Advantage special needs plans for 2020

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Postponed -- Review of professional claims with emergency room level 5 E/M codes

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Keep up with Medicare news

January 2020 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Jan 1, 2020

Coding Tip for Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Behavioral Health Dec 1, 2019

Anthem Works to Simplify Payment Recovery Process for National Accounts Membership

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Case Management Program

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Coordination of Care

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Retrieve your Anthem Patient’s HEDIS® care gaps through Patient360 located on the Availity Portal

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

System updates for 2020 (Professional)

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2019

Medical drug Clinical Criteria updates

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Dec 1, 2019

Working with Anthem Webinars -- January 2019 schedule: Pathway PPO Overview

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Verifying and updating your provider information

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Non-participating lab referrals

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Important Information about Utilization Management

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Members’ Rights and Responsibilities

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Clinical practice and preventive health guidelines available on anthem.com

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Dec 1, 2019

Medical Policy and Clinical UM Guidelines notification (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Dec 1, 2019

New Reimbursement Policies (Professional): Durable Medical Equipment - Rent to Purchase and Durable Medical Equipment - Modifiers

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Reimbursement Policies Dec 1, 2019

Coordination of Benefits for an FEP® member

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Dec 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare news

December 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Dec 1, 2019

Remaining members will transition to new PBM, IngenioRx, on January 1, 2020

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Nov 1, 2019

Anthem appropriate coding helps provide a comprehensive picture of patients’ health

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Additional improvements coming to anthem.com regarding Medical Policies and Clinical Guidelines

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Nov 1, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association mandate about Medicare Advantage care management and provider engagement (APM ID 0037943)

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Nov 1, 2019

CMS reminder: expedited/urgent requests

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Electronic submission is preferred method for requesting pharmacy prior authorization

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Prior authorization requirements changes effective November 1, 2019

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Clinical Criteria and prior authorization updates for specialty pharmacy are available (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Nov 1, 2019

Working with Anthem Webinars -- November 2019 schedule: Provider Maintenance Form

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2019

Provider Action Needed: verify your information is correct, and update us with any changes utilizing our online Provider Maintenance Form

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Nov 1, 2019

AIM Specialty Health Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines update -- Advanced Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Nov 1, 2019

AIM Specialty Health Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines update -- Radiation Therapy (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Nov 1, 2019

AIM Specialty Health Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines update -- Musculoskeletal Program Spine Surgery (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Nov 1, 2019

Updates to AIM Sleep Disorder Management Clinical Appropriateness Guideline

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medical Policy & Clinical Guidelines Nov 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare news

November 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Nov 1, 2019

Enhanced search and download options allow easy access to information at your fingertips

Get the latest critical information from Anthem that impacts you; View Provider News for easy access at your fingertips - Colorado Administrative Oct 25, 2019

Working with Anthem Webinars -- October 2019 schedule: Provider Enrollment Application tool on Availity

October Working with Anthem Webinar: New Provider Enrollment Application tool overview - Colorado Administrative Oct 10, 2019

Anthem specialty pharmacy medical step therapy drug list- clarification

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Oct 1, 2019

Important update to Anthem’s commercial drug lists

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Oct 1, 2019

Anthem launches additional changes to anthem.com

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Drug fee schedule update

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

National Accounts 2020 Pre-certification list

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem Commercial Risk Adjustment (CRA) Reporting Update: Retrospective Program continues

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Anthem engages Matrix to conduct mobile health clinics and in-home assessments for targeted members

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Pre-certification request turnaround times for the Federal Employee Program

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 11-18, 2019

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

Medical Policies and Clinical Utilization Management Guidelines update

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Update: 2019 risk adjustment provider trainings

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Medicare preferred continuous glucose monitors

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Medical drug Clinical Criteria updates

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Prior authorization requirements changes effective November 1, 2019

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Keep up with Medicare news

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Pharmacy information available on anthem.com

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Pharmacy Oct 1, 2019

Pre-certification/Pre-authorization requirement changes effective January 1, 2020 (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Working with Anthem Webinars -- October 2019 schedule: Provider Enrollment Application tool on Availity

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Oct 1, 2019

Place of Service (Professional Reimbursement Policy - Update) (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Reimbursement Policies Oct 1, 2019

Federal Employee Program® Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Site of Care prior authorization review (MAC)

Material Adverse Change (MAC)
October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Federal Employee Plan (FEP) Oct 1, 2019

Aspire Telehealth Palliative Care program

October 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Medicare Oct 1, 2019

Anthem launches Sydney on September 1; New app offers better digital health care support to members

September 2019 Anthem Provider News and Important Updates - Colorado Administrative Sep 1, 2019
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